I suggested Renny compere the event. I have anointed him the spiritual leader of the Norwegian blogging community. He is a prolific networker, connector, and blogger of global proportions. Though I have never met him personally, his optimistic zeal in communicating all things Norway to the world endears him to me as a kindred pedestrian of the universe.
And hey, face it. Any Norwegian that (still) leaves cheery comments on my blogs after epic rants about Norway and Norwegians is pretty cool in my books. I think he really knows I love it here, though I am unreliably informed, there is a death squad of Norwegian socialist xenophobes out to exterminate my blog.
So, how delighted was I to find a comment on my blog last week from Renny apologising for not being around lately. He has been attending to the details of an Oslo blogfest. Pregnant with excitement I linked to his blog to survey the details.
Well, no wonder he was busy. The global alert has gone out. Renny is hosting the Oslo Blog Gathering 2010, the 18th to 22nd of August. This 5 day extravaganza is a passport to Oslo and includes tours, dinner, and a chance to meet other bloggers. Check it out.
What ambition, what vision, what scale, what inspiration. I like the cut of Renny’s gib.
Of course, I have pledged my humble services to Renny, and the humble services of the local blogging bitches I have blogging crushes on. We are on duty and ready to serve.
I am going to meet Renny next Tuesday night at the pub for a beer. I am excited. I am already brainstorming how I can contribute. I have a few initial ideas:
- A walking tour of my favourite Norwegian honey babe shopkeepers, barmaids and waitresses
- A lecture on the history and importance of cod to the Norwegian economy, 1700s to the present day
- A guided tour of Oslo’s suburban mall sex toy shops followed by an evening walk of the red light district.
More of a brainsquall that a brainstorm really. I’ll do a bit more thinking before I meet him Tuesday!
Anyway, I hope that all of you can make it or participate in some capacity. You are all welcome.
If you can’t make it, I’ll see if we can run a webcam on the school disco night.